HOUSTON --A former NFL player who is now a fitness instructor is in the hospital and his wife is dead after they were shot inside their bedroom early Friday morning.
The couple's teenage son has been charged with murder. His name is not being released at this time because he is 16 years old. At this time, a motive is unknown. Investigators say police have never been called to the home.
Police: "this was the all-American family." Husband shot, wife shot & killed. Son & daughter here when it happened. pic.twitter.com/YenlpUoLgU— Courtney Fischer (@CourtneyABC13) July 29, 2016
The couple's daughter was also in the home on Palmetto Street at Mapleridge Street at the time of the shooting.
Sources identify the victims as Antonio and Dawn Armstrong. Dawn was found dead at the scene in the couple's bedroom. Antonio Armstrong was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.
Everyone who knows the Armstrongs says they're an all-American loving family. They run First Class Training, a gym in Bellaire.
Antonio Armstrong is known for advocating health and fitness. He's also a motivational speaker, posting videos on YouTube. The latest one was from just last week.
Antonio played football for Texas A&M and then for the Miami Dolphins as a linebacker. He also coached the Southwest Football League for a decade.
"This was an outstanding family," said Detective Jimmy Dotson. "The male in the family was an absolute hard-working breadwinner. He's an associate pastor at a church in the area. The mother was apparently a great mother."
KTRK-TV featured Dawn Armstrong in a story a few years ago, talking about a quilt she was making for her son, who was going off to college.
Since the news of the double shooting broke, Antonio Armstrong's Facebook page is filling up with comments from friends in disbelief.